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three different waves went through the southern part of baltimore county. four inches of rain in some parts. and some tornadic activity. we did not see any tornado damage. it is nice and quiet this morning. a little bit of fog in some areas. partly cloudy skies. 68 at the airport. the relative humidity is in the nine 90's. you'll see a touch of fog. a chance for a shower or thunderstorm later this morning or this afternoon. take an umbrella with you. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> good morning. no incidents to report. there may be some issues leftover from the storm. we will keep you posted.
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we have closures in the city. monument and light street are closed. looking good on 95 traveling down from the white marsh area towards the beltway. those speeds continued towards the fort mchenry. no problems on the 83's this morning. 57 on the west side. 70 checks out fine as well. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is j.f.x. at coldspring. southbound traffic is looking good from the beltway into town. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 83 at york road. problem free at the moment. a nice start all the way down to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a breakthrough at a special session in annapolis.
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an expanded gambling bill is passed. >> the bill was passed late last night. the bill would allow live table games in maryland, allowing a sixth casino to be built in prince george's county. the issue prompted lengthy debates since the session started last tuesday and most of the day on tuesday. >> anything that deals with the people who are our constituents that will be subjected to what we're doing. this is one safeguard. >> governor o'malley is expected to sign the bill at 10:00 a.m. this morning. voters will have a final say in the november ballot. more on our website, that brings us to our water
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cooler question of the day. . will you support the expanded gambling bill would does appear on the gamblinnovember ballot? you can share your response on, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to extended gambling was not the only issue. lawmakers failed to come to a consensus on the latest pit bull ruling. there would have to prove prior behavior. the court's ruling will stand. >> let the clean-up begins. severe storms swept through the area last night. jennifer franciotti is live with a look at some of the damage. >> after a storm last night, you would think we would be talking about wind damage. here at loch raven boulevard,
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we're seeing this tree that slumped over because of the rain that swept through the area. this looks like a leg. this is where loch raven dips. -- this looks like a lake. it is an absolute mess. we had several rescues and several tornado warnings and reports of hail. there were some trapped motorists. up to quite sure inches of rain fell and fell fast. >> when i went my back door which i have a big raised area, a walk down and saw the water through the parking lot into the apartment complex and i walked through and one of the ladies, her car in loch raven was
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underneath an overpass right here. there were several houses that had at least 3 feet of water in them. >> multiple reports of flooded basements. one woman, her car floated away. someone said she saw her trash cans floating away. a lot of folks dealing with major cleanup this morning. b.g.e. reported more than 13,000 power outages, many of them in baltimore county. that number is now under 5000. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can send pictures of the storm by uploading them to u local. you can also upload them to our website, frustrated b.g.e. customers attended another series of hearings to voice their complaints about the utility's
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response to june's derecho storm. some said it would of been better if b.g.e. would have given them a realistic time frame of when that would restore power. >> give me a number. say it will be a week. we will go away and make plans accordingly. >> if we had plans accordingly, we would put 1000 utility workers in place before the storm hit. that tells us some of those lessons would have led us to restore power quickly. >> two more meetings are scheduled for this week. one tonight is an ellicott city. another is tomorrow night at towson. b.g.e. it will probably respond to these complaints in september. >> b.g.e. is implementing new
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tree trimming regulations. we caught up with a crew as it pruned trees in cockeysville on tuesday. when the ratio hit in june, most of the customers lost electricity because trees and limbs fell on power lines. >> if we can protect those substations, will go a long way to mitigating those outages that we will no doubt experience in the future. >> it took pg about a and half days to restore all the power -- it took b.g.e. about eight and a half days to restore all the power from that storm. today is a big day for more than a million illegal immigrants. they will gain legal status.
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>> this is wilkins avenue. more on weather and traffic when
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>> welcome back. 74 degrees downtown at the marylandcience center. we don't expect any trouble on your way to start the day. a touch of fog. 70 in catonsville. 74 degrees downtown. the forecast for today -- we will start out with partly cloudy skies. towards lunch time, a 40% chance
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for a shower or thunderstorm. high temperature of 86 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> we were not the only ones dealing with severe weather. and thunderstorms caught residents in parts of texas off guard. high winds ripped through his property tearing down his barn. the storm caused damage to homes and knocked down power lines. winds were estimated up to 70 miles per hour. another appeal to get the judge removed from the case. george zimmerman asked the judge to disqualify himself. zimmerman said the judge questioned his honesty when revoking the original bond and that the judge should be removed from the trial.
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zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. >> more than a million illegal immigrants can start becoming legal today, at least temporarily. the deferred deportation program benefits immigrants that were brought here as children. president obama announced a new initiative in june. >> 69 degrees on tv hill. a recall for a digital camera. >> the drought conditions are still hurting crops out in the midwest. checking the area roads. we'll give you an update on
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>> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not bad out there bang. the rain has moved out of the area. we're looking at one closure in the city along monument street. light street is also shut down. the water main break repair has been made at light street but they are still doing some repaving. 63 on southbound 95 from the northeast. not bad from the white marsh area. 60 on the west side towards baltimore national pike. 63 on southbound 295.
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this is the j.f.x. at coldspring lane. not bad with light volume from the beltway into town. 83 at york road from the parkton region is looking good. no problems down to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. we have on the light rain -- trains south of north avenue, we do have buses in place on the light rail line. more trains are looking good. we do have a few diversions. the 10 best is diverting at brunswick. a diversion at light street and lombard. the five, 13 buses are
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diverting at monument and patterson park around the sinkhole. >> it was a rough night in some neighborhoods. you can watch these thunderstorms train over baltimore county. there were three distinct ways producing anywhere from one to four inches of flooding. we have not seen any reports of tornadic damage. there is nothing going on right now. you can see some clouds increasing from west virginia. there is a wave of low pressure that has developed along this front. it is walking its way through the mid atlantic region. we have a chance for a shower or thunderstorm this afternoon. after it goes by, high pressure
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will settle in on thursday. it will turn less humid and cooler. 68 at the airport. there are some pockets of fog. the forecast for today -- a mixture of sun and clouds. a chance for a shower or thunderstorm most likely this afternoon. high temperature between 83 and 88. if you take the boat out, watch for lightning. wave heights will pick up one to two feet. the skies should clear overnight. it will be relatively comfortable by tomorrow morning with temperatures into the 60's. sunshine and comfortable humidity. another round of showers and thunderstorms will comment late friday into saturday morning. most of the weekend will be ok.
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overnight low temperatures into the low 60's this weekend. >> there is a recall on a popular camera. this is by canon. there can be an allergic reaction by using the grips and possibly causing skin irritation. you can get replacement grips installed for free. we have a look at how the dry conditions are causing problems. >> farming could be a hard, demanding life. but for many in missouri, it
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has never been as difficult as this year. >> we have had two measurable rain since april. >> cracked and broken earth. the city wells are running low on water. >> it is not just that we have had the 100-degree temperatures. >> 93% of the state is suffering through extreme drought conditions. this is the worst this family has seen in more than 50 years. they have to pay for feed. >> we have spent $150,000 in the last three months on the added costs. if you have a normal grain
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prices and normal commodity prices and you did not have to buy all this hay, that is money that would be sitting in the bank. this is the beginning of something that is not good for everybody because you'll start feeling it in a few months at the grocery stores. substantialsome revenue comes down. >> michael phelps is the new face for louis vuitton. another big day for facebook investors. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. we're keeping a close eye on shares for facebook. the so-called lockup period an ends. it has been a couple of months.
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starting tomorrow, early investors will be able to sell stock they own in the company if they want to. potentially 2 billion shares of facebook could flood the market. facebook was down another 20%. markets basically hugging the flat line. this morning, we're waiting for numbers on inflation and the cost of living and quarterly results from target. move over, google wallet. big retailers are working together to develop a mobile payment network that will allow us smart phones to make purchases. consumers will receive a customized bargains. michael phelps is still getting wet, this time for louis
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vuitton. he is advertising a dufflebag. this will not be the last we see of the olympian. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> the woman in the studio this morning said, what bag? >> it is kind of distracting. >> dominoes pizza it is ready for a makeover. >> they are revamping its stores and launching pizza theater. i will explain what that is. >> i saw the bag. >> right at the very end with the picture. that is what they got michael phelps. >> 69 degrees on tv hill.
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>> a new campaign ends on friday -- begins on friday to help keep drug drivers off the road. >> hallie jackson joins us live with more details on the story. good morning. >> the traffic safety agency says the majority of drunk drivers involved in deadly crashes our way past the legal limit. nearly two-thirds of people
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involved in deadly crashes had nearly twice the legal blood alcohol content. there will be stepping up enforcement of police in forspent all around the country. mort ignition interlock systems for cars are being pushed. 17 states have the loss for first-time offenders. there would like to see that expanded to all 50 states and. >> what do the stats show about who drives most often drawunk? >> 20% of people driving over the legal limit on a motorcycle. 25% on pickup trucks. many people who are driving drunk are between the ages of 21 and 24. >> very a sting. thank you. >> 69 degrees on tv hill.
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coming up -- >> down the trees, flooded basements, all leftover from last night's severe weather. >> things are pretty quiet this morning. we have more rain in the forecast. >> we do have some lanes closed along perring parkway because
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i am stan stovall. >> i am lisa robinson. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> did you guys lose power?
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just ill little flicker -- just a little flicker. >> some of those storms started to show rotation. you have to take precautions. the bigger story last night was the amount of rain. waves and waves of storms. up to four inches of rain. 68 degrees are now aunt it is quiet for wednesday. sometimes it blurs together. we don't expect any weather trouble. there could be a shower or thunderstorm this afternoon. take an umbrella just in case. much better news in the forecast for tomorrow. >> we're looking at a pretty nice ride overall. one problem, some debris
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southbound perring parkway at taylor avenue. only the shoulder is squeezing by in the parkville region. 83 is checking out ok. 59 on the west side outer loop. 65 on southbound 95 heading down towards 100 in howard county. here's a quick, live look at traffic. 95 moving well. no delays on 395 into town. east and westbound traffic checking out just fine on 70. we will keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the maryland general assembly passes an expanded gambling bill during a special session.
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the bill would allow live table games in maryland and allow a sixth casino in prince george's county and lower the tax rate on slots at maryland live!. the governor is expected to sign the bill at 10:00 a.m. this morning. voters will have the final say on the balance in november. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. will you support the expanded gambling bill when it does appear on the november ballot? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> many people are dealing with some storms damaged this morning. thousands of b.g.e. customers remain without power. jennifer franciotti has a look at some of the damage. >> good morning. we are at loch raven boulevard. it is a little tough to see the
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debris. the roadway is very dirty and there's all kinds of leaves and trash. there is a refrigerator and i like to know if that floated down here in the storm. it is possible it has been here for days. what a mess. i heard the thunder and the lightning. the rain -- you got anywhere from 1 inch to four inches of rain. there were of flash flooding situations. multiple rescues as folks were trapped in their vehicles. front yards that looked like lakes. one woman lost her car in the storm. >> maybe it was a tsunami. i don't know. my car was behind my house and
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it is not anymore. it got lifted up in the flood. >> reports of hai l. operas of 13,000 power outages reported at the peak of the storm. that number is down to under 5000. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. you know you're in trouble when your refrigerator floats out of your house. you can download are new iphone and android apps. get the updated forecast every day. click on whether. >> baltimore county teachers and administrators are already hard at work for the new school year.
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600 new instructors were greeted on tuesday. the program introduces the teachers to the curriculum. tonight, and assisted living facility that has some serious problems. >> health officials are keeping an eye on the place. >> barry simms has a preview. >> the state has threatened to shut down this facility citing numerous problems. the owner said to doesn't understand why her license is that state. she went from home to home and offered to care for the sick and low income seniors. the state is investigating the facility because of problems found during past investigations. it is now in compliance, its license is in jeopardy. >> this particular facility as a
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nurse, as an attorney and as the director for this agency is appalling and in total disregard for human life. >> the owner of the facility says all she is trying to do is provide a safe place for the port. >> why are they coming at us who are trying to help poor people? why are they doing it? >> on the alleged deficiencies. with the owner has said she's doing to fix them and what the state says that isn't enough. >> 5:37. 69 degrees on tv hill. the most obese states in the country. we were telling work maryland squeezes onto the list? >> something is squeezing out of the chesapeake bay. >> sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. some problems related to the
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some problems related to the overnight i'm drinking dunkin'. i'm drinking dunkin' iced mocha. they make it exactly how i like it. medium, iced, with a turbo shot. french vanilla, hazelnut, caramel -- i love 'em all. they make it perfect every time. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
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>> welcome back. 5:40. a few scattered clouds on the horizon. it is nice and quiet this morning. there are some patches of fog. maybe around cockeysville. 68 at the airport. the forecast for today -- a mixture of sun and clouds. into the afternoon, a 40% chance for a shower or thunderstorm. high temperature of 86. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> a new study shows the entire
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country is getting heavier. maryland now ranks 22nd in the nation. >> some doctors feel this is more likely to get worse. the best was colorado. it has a rate of 20.7%. for a closer look at the report, go to our website, it appears there is a so-called dead zone in the chesapeake bay and it is shrinking. >> 12% of the bay had poor oxygen levels. dead zones are areas where there is too little oxygen for fish to survive. >> 5:41. 69 degrees on tv hill. the orioles start an important
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series with the red sox. could they gained any ground on the yankees? >> i'm previewing t inner harbor art festival. >> tony says we could see a few more storms today. his
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>> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a few things to watch for leftover from the storm last night. southbound perring parkway, there is some storm debris. all of the shoulder is getting by southbound. that is in parkville. traffic lights are out at york road and warren road. we're moving well on the west side. eastbound 175 in elkridge, there
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is such an emergency road work. 63 on southbound 95 in howard county. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 95 at 395. running smoothly on 395. we switch over to 70 at 29. traffic is delay-free at this time. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. we have the destruction on the light rail line. shuttle buses in place between north avenue and hunt valley. we have on the metro subway, on time service. no delays on natural. the 64 bus is diverting. a diversion at brunswick and
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frederick. downtown near light st. and lombard, buses are diverting. a diversion at monument and patterson park because of the sinkhole. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. it was a rough night in some areas. first we say good morning to ava marie. she has moved into the fine arts today. what is going on? >> we are getting ready for the inner harbor arts festival happening this weekend. art.can enjoy some great ou this is an artist that lives nearby. you work with them belbamboo. >> i tried to bring it materials that are environmentally friendly to
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create my ideas and creations. >> bamboo is a pretty strong material. >> it is durable. if last long. once it is process, it stays for a long time. >> amazing colors and also the three-d defeceffect. >> the sketches are made on a fabric background. once the benbow has been processed, it is glued onto the fabric and used to design the ideas. this is the finished product. >> that is beautiful. what a tedious job. you have to include every piece. festivall be at the this week. are you looking forward to it? >> yes, i am.
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i have done these shows a couple of years. >> very good. you can see him at the arts festival on saturday and sunday. it is rep by the aquarium and the power plant. -- it is near the aquarium and the power plant. there will be so many ranges of different media. aren't these needat? you cannot see the 3-d effect. >> we were showing a couple of the skylines when you were talking. fantastic. i cannot believe the detail that goes into that. you have to carve out each piece of bamboo. thank you, ava. it was a rough night in some
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areas. we had three different waves of storms that went through the same spot producing up to four inches of rain. things are quiet this morning. we're watching a wave from the ohio valley. this is traveling along a front. this low pressure is hanging around so we have a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. that will most likely be this afternoon. behind that, beautiful area of high pressure from the great lakes will give us a nice day tomorrow. it is muggy this morning. there some pockets of fog out there. it is not very thick but there could be some reduced visibility. a mixture of sun and clouds. a chance for a shower or thunderstorm most likely this
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afternoon. if you take the boat out today, watch the lightning in the afternoon. wind will be shifting to the northwest. the seven-day forecast -- it will be a beautiful day tomorrow. high temperature of 88. the humidity will be comfortable. a cold front will swing through friday night and saturday morning. i think most of the weekend will be ok and very comfortable. the humidity will go down. high temperature of 83 or 84 on sunday. >> thank you. 69 degrees on tv hill. the orioles come out swinging in their game against the red sox. >> keith mills has the highlights next in sports. here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. ♪
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>> good morning. the orioles ended the red sox
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season last season with that dramatic win on the last day of the the regular season. seven-one, the birds beat the sox. they marvel at the talent of manny machado. is that brooks robinson or manny machado. that is a big time play from a number 13. scoreless until the 3rd. omar quintanilla, home run number 3 onto eutaw street. it was 1-1 in the fifth. reynolds has the opposite field home run. then in the six, with two on, a mash to left. 7-1 orioles. wei-yin chen gets the win.
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the bases loaded. 7-1is the final period when number 63 for the team -- win number63 for the team. the yankees shut down the rangers last night. swisher, 2-0. tied for theoles are first wild-card spot in the american league. what an exciting next couple of weeks. ravens coming off a 12-4 regular-season record. the ravens are still very much into training camp mode.
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they hope to start friday's game a little better than they started last week in atlanta. from dean in the next half hour. i was at the orioles game last night. it was a wonderful thing to see all the red sox fans. it is a lot of fun. >> thank you. the frenzied pace continues on the campaign trail. >> it might look like a nice fireworks display but something went wrong. >> do you know the definition of list? soat lisucket not new words added this year -- said some new words added this
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year. >> weather-wise, things are pretty quiet this morning. we will let you know what you can expect for the rest of the day. >> the morning commute looking pretty good at the moment. will update you on what to expect.
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>> if you are waking up this morning with a flooded basement, you are not alone. >> legislators in annapolis passed a gambling bill. we want to know what you think about the issue. >> the candidas


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